Prayer to Overcome All Anxious Thoughts

Let Us Pray

Let us come into the presence of the Lord.
In the name of the father, and of the son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

O Almighty and Everlasting God, we seek your presence today in Your infinite mercy and boundless love. Cradle us in times of distress and blanket our hearts with Your peace. We turn to You as our unwavering source of strength, seeking solace in the face of anxious thoughts and turbulent emotions.

Cast your care and protection upon us O’ Lord and give us shelter as that calms our hearts. Like a shepherd who guards His flock, watch over us with your angels and saints who keep their ever vigilant watch. Your protective embrace is our haven, shielding us from the tempests of worry and fear.

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want” (Psalm 23:1), so do we affirm our faith in Your providential care.

When I am faced with anxiety and overwhelming thoughts that swarm through my mind, let me remember to fix my gaze not on those negative thoughts, but on you O’ Lord. Help me to discern your presence and guidance in the sea of worries, to block all the noise of that which is unimportant and to focus only on you.

Your love that is unwavering shall be the anchor that steadies my soul. In surrendering to this love shall I find true peace and freedom from the chains of anxiety.

Lord, let me always remember that your grace is a beacon of my strength. It is through Your grace, Lord, that we gain the fortitude to overcome all adversities. Your grace is not a mere whisper in the wind but a roaring force, capable of breaking down the mightiest barriers.

In the words of Saint Paul, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13), I too believe that there is nothing beyond Your power, nothing too great for Your hand.

Even when times get rough, I shall trust to hope in the Lord. Let your voice speak to me with wisdom and calm. Let your light guide me towards paths of peace and fulfilment.

Calm my thoughts and still my mind to focus only on what is important in front of me. My journey is not a lonely one, for you are always by my side. Your hand leads me gently to my divine purpose.

In my quest for inner peace, let me never forget to extend compassion to others too. Each person we meet is fighting their own battle with anxiety.

Let our words be kind, our actions gentle, and our presence a source of comfort. In doing so, we become vessels of God’s love, beacons of His light in a world that often feels dark.

In closing this prayer, let us carry with us the certainty that God’s love is our shield, His grace our strength, and His wisdom our guide. May we rise above our anxious thoughts through our faith, and walk confidently in the light of His love. Amen.

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